500 Startups
Los Angeles, California
500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding of up to $250K via seed investments, a startup accelerator program, and unique events like SmashSummit and GeeksOnaPlane. The group has over 160 experienced startup mentors around the world, a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq ft working space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders. Selected areas of interest include financial services & e-commerce, search/social/mobile platforms, personal & business productivity, education & language, family & healthcare, and web infrastructure. 500 Startups closed a $44.1 million second fund (October of 2013) that will focus on backing seed and accelerator companies. The new fund is a 50% boost from the firm's $29.4 million first fund. 500 Startup will invest about 75% of this fund's money domestically and 25% abroad. 500 Startups invests $125k in exchange for 5%. 500 Startups charges a $25k fee for participation in the Accelerator Program.
Firm Location:Los Angeles, California • San Francisco, California • Hong Kong • Tel Aviv, Israel
Investor Firms That Co-Invest with 500 Startups
500 Startups Team
Photo of Adam Benayoun, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Adam Benayoun, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Adam Benayoun
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel)
Investors in Developer tools, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in SaaS
Photo of Tim Chae, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Tim Chae, Partner at 500 Startups
Tim Chae
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Games, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Emily Chiu, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Emily Chiu, Partner at 500 Startups
Emily Chiu
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Education, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Vishal Harnal, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Vishal Harnal, Partner at 500 Startups
Vishal Harnal
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Singapore
Photo of Neha Khera, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Neha Khera, Partner at 500 Startups
Neha Khera
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Toronto (Ontario), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Photo of Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups
Marvin Liao
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Food and beverage, Investors in IoT, Investors in Marketing automation, Investors in Sales and CRM
Photo of Juan Lopez Salaberry, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Juan Lopez Salaberry, Partner at 500 Startups
Juan Lopez Salaberry
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Buenos Aires
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Education, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Messaging, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Social commerce
Photo of Andrei Marinescu, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Andrei Marinescu, Partner at 500 Startups
Andrei Marinescu
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $200K
Range: $10K - $200K
Investors in Los Angeles / Southern California, Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Los Angeles / Southern California (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Sheel Mohnot, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Sheel Mohnot, Partner at 500 Startups
Sheel Mohnot
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Payments, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB software, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Robert Neivert
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $150K - $1M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in IoT, Investors in Logistics, Investors in Security
Photo of Khailee Ng, Managing Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Khailee Ng, Managing Partner at 500 Startups
Khailee Ng
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in AI, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales and CRM, Investors in SMB software
Photo of Rina Onur, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Rina Onur, Partner at 500 Startups
Rina Onur
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in Mountain View (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in New York (NY), Investors in London, Investors in Berlin, Investors in Istanbul
Photo of Sean Percival, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Sean Percival, Partner at 500 Startups
Sean Percival
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Oslo
Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Tristan Pollock, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Tristan Pollock, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Tristan Pollock
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $10K - $500K
Investors in Colorado, Investors in Washington, Investors in British Columbia, Investors in Oregon, Investors in California, Investors in Auckland (New Zealand), Investors in New Zealand, Investors in Moscow, Investors in Minnesota, Investors in Denver (CO), Investors in Oslo, Investors in Melbourne (Australia), Investors in Sydney, Investors in Los Angeles (CA), Investors in Canada, Investors in Seattle (WA), Investors in Portland (OR), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Food and beverage, Investors in Impact, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
Photo of James Riney, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of James Riney, Partner at 500 Startups
James Riney
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in IoT, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Mike Sigal, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Mike Sigal, Partner at 500 Startups
Mike Sigal
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
Range: $25K - $500K
Investors in Global
Investors in AI, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Insurance, Investors in Marketing automation, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Eddie Thai
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $50K - $250K
Investors in AI, Investors in Distributed workforce, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Human capital, Investors in Impact, Investors in Logistics, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Investors who invested in diverse founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who invested in female founders (Other Lists)
Photo of Binh Tran, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Binh Tran, Partner at 500 Startups
Binh Tran
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $100K
Range: $10K - $250K
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in AgTech, Investors in AI, Investors in Distributed workforce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Marketing automation, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security, Investors in Social commerce
Photo of Christine Tsai, 500 Startups
Photo of Christine Tsai, 500 Startups
Christine Tsai
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Fashion, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in IoT, Investors in Parenting/families, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in Retail, Investors in Sales and CRM, Investors in SMB software
Photo of Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups
Bedy Yang
500 Startups·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Brazil
Investors in Education, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales and CRM, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Travel
Photo of Elizabeth Yin, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Elizabeth Yin, Partner at 500 Startups
Elizabeth Yin
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Zafer Younis, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Zafer Younis, Partner at 500 Startups
Zafer Younis
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Enterprise
Photo of Santiago Zavala, Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Santiago Zavala, Partner at 500 Startups
Santiago Zavala
500 Startups·Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $50K - $500K
Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in Media/content
Photo of Ofer Wald, 500 Startups
Photo of Ofer Wald, 500 Startups
Ofer Wald
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Range: $10K - $150K
Investors in Israel
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Clayton Bryan
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Photo of Alvin Bui, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Alvin Bui, Associate at 500 Startups
Alvin Bui
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Lupin Campos, 500 Startups
Photo of Lupin Campos, 500 Startups
Lupin Campos
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Photo of Norman Chang, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Norman Chang, Associate at 500 Startups
Norman Chang
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Cjin Cheng, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Cjin Cheng, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Cjin Cheng
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Bonnie Cheung, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Bonnie Cheung, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Bonnie Cheung
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Photo of David Dufresne, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of David Dufresne, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
David Dufresne
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Kamran Elahian, 500 Startups
Photo of Kamran Elahian, 500 Startups
Kamran Elahian
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Max Fram-Schwartz, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Max Fram-Schwartz, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Max Fram-Schwartz
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Jake Gibson, Investor at 500 Startups
Photo of Jake Gibson, Investor at 500 Startups
Jake Gibson
500 Startups·Investor
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Photo of Hasan Haider, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Hasan Haider, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Hasan Haider
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Shuji Honjo, 500 Startups
Photo of Shuji Honjo, 500 Startups
Shuji Honjo
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Enis Hulli, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Enis Hulli, Associate at 500 Startups
Enis Hulli
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Mathew Johnson, General Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Mathew Johnson, General Partner at 500 Startups
Mathew Johnson
500 Startups·General Partner
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Photo of Eunhye (Haley) Kim, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Eunhye (Haley) Kim, Associate at 500 Startups
Eunhye (Haley) Kim
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Becky Kux, 500 Startups
Photo of Becky Kux, 500 Startups
Becky Kux
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ML
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Massimo Laverde
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Photo of Heesun Lho, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Heesun Lho, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Heesun Lho
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Jonathan Liao, 500 Startups
Photo of Jonathan Liao, 500 Startups
Jonathan Liao
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Juan Martitegui, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Juan Martitegui, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Juan Martitegui
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Diana Moldavsky, 500 Startups
Photo of Diana Moldavsky, 500 Startups
Diana Moldavsky
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Photo of Mojan Movassate, 500 Startups
Photo of Mojan Movassate, 500 Startups
Mojan Movassate
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Photo of Moo Natavudh, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Moo Natavudh, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Moo Natavudh
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
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KN
Khailee Ng
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Photo of Krating Poonpol, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Krating Poonpol, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Krating Poonpol
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Shalini Prakash, Principal at 500 Startups
Photo of Shalini Prakash, Principal at 500 Startups
Shalini Prakash
500 Startups·Principal
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Didier Quiroz Ceballos, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Didier Quiroz Ceballos, Associate at 500 Startups
Didier Quiroz Ceballos
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Daphne Salinas, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Daphne Salinas, Associate at 500 Startups
Daphne Salinas
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Mameaw Sapprasert, 500 Startups
Photo of Mameaw Sapprasert, 500 Startups
Mameaw Sapprasert
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Yohei Sawayama, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Yohei Sawayama, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Yohei Sawayama
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
AS
AS
Asher Siddiqui
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Photo of Sanjay Singhal, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Sanjay Singhal, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Sanjay Singhal
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Tanya Soman, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Tanya Soman, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Tanya Soman
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Eddie Thai, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Eddie Thai, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Eddie Thai
500 Startups·Venture Partner
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Hao Tran, Associate at 500 Startups
Photo of Hao Tran, Associate at 500 Startups
Hao Tran
500 Startups·Associate
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Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Photo of Rebecca Woodcock, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Photo of Rebecca Woodcock, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Rebecca Woodcock
500 Startups·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $150K
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Investors in Global
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Medical devices, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Edith Yeung, 500 Startups
Photo of Edith Yeung, 500 Startups
Edith Yeung
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